Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Chapter E-News - June 2015
Past Events

June 15-17 – South Padre Summer Cluster (up to 24 hours of CPE)

June 16 – FREE Professional Issues Update Replay (2-hour webcast)

June 16 – Education Service Center’s Grants Allowability & Changes Under the Omni Circular

August 19 – 2015 Compilation and Review Update (8-hour webcast)

August 27 - Compilation and Review Annual Update: A Seminar Designed for Smaller Firms (8-hour seminar)

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Welcome New Members
Vanessa Gomez, Candidate
Daniel Ibarra, Non-CPA Employee Affiliate
Cameron Vander Zanden, Student

Chapter Links
Message from the President
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, CPA
Happy CCTSCPA New Year! We’re gearing up for another great year of education, service, and networking.

This summer we’ll be updating the printed membership directory. You can find photo deadlines in this newsletter. Also, if you know someone who would benefit from advertising to our membership, please let us know so we can be sure they are included in this edition of the directory.

We’ve set our CPE luncheon dates and the ethics and tax conference dates. You can find the list below. Please mark those on your calendar and plan to join us.

With a new year often comes New Year’s resolutions. Resolve to get involved this year. We have volunteer roles at varying levels of time commitment. From small tasks to bigger projects, we appreciate all of our volunteers’ contributions. Let us know how you’d like to serve the chapter and CPA profession.

Here’s to another prosperous chapter year! I look forward to serving as your chapter president.

Jeff Smith, CPA
Chapter President 2015-16

Chapter Reports Success
and Recognizes Members
Congratulations and thanks are in order for those who received awards for their service in 2014-15 and those who helped shape the direction of the chapter.

Congratulations to Jeff Smith, Young CPA of the Year; Misty Mata, Outstanding Committee Chairman; and, Diane DeCou, President’s Special Award.

Many thanks to the 2014-15 chapter board of directors for their service under the dedicated leadership of Immediate Past President Amy Twardowski!
Read the chapter’s 2014-15 Year-End Report

Congratulations to TSCPA 50-Year Fellows
Three CCTSCPA members achieved 50-year fellow status at TSCPA! These CPAs have been members of TSCPA for 50 continuous years.

• Bob Fancher, CPA, CGMA
• Ed Jackson, CPA
• Bob Range, CPA

We are honored to serve the CPA profession with you and thank you for your continued trust and dedication to TSCPA!

CCTSCPA Gives Back!
CPAs and local accounting students teamed up to participate in TSCPA’s inaugural CPA Day of Service on May 2. Their time at the Food Bank combined with the time donated by CPAs across Texas reminded the public that CPAs are committed to serving the communities in which they live and work.
CPA Day of Service

2015-2016 Chapter Event Schedule
Be sure to add these upcoming events to your calendar now! All luncheons will be held at the Corpus Christi Town Club.

• September 11, Chapter Luncheon
• October 23, Ethics and Chapter Luncheon
• November 13, Chapter Luncheon
• January 8 , Chapter Luncheon
• February 5, 58th Annual Tax Conference, Education Service Center
• February 12, Chapter Luncheon with the Bar Association
• March 25, Chapter Luncheon
• May 13, Chapter Luncheon

Member Directory:
Submit Photos, Sponsor an Ad
Completely funded by advertising sales, the annual printed membership directory is a great resources for members. Be sure your smiling face included in the 2015-16 chapter directory. If your picture was submitted BEFORE 2006, you will need to send a new photo in to be included in the next directory. Send new or updated photos in an electronic or print format to Melinda Bentley via e-mail or mail by July 17 (; 14651 Dallas Parkway, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75254). Watch for a communication this summer to confirm your contact information for the new booklet. If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing an ad in the upcoming directory to reach over 400 members, contact Melinda.
Email Melinda Bentley.

Tune in to CPA Corner
You can catch archived recordings of this spring’s CPA Corner from KEDT by visiting the CCTSCPA website. Member volunteers took time to give tax and financial literacy tips to the public ding this radio program offered from February through April. Take a listen.
Listen Now.

Nominate Members for
2016-2017 Leadership Roles
It’s time to nominate TSCPA members for upcoming leadership positions for 2016-2017. These roles include officers, executive board members, directors-at-large, American Institute of CPAs Council members, and Nominating Committee positions. All nominations must be submitted by Aug. 1.
Online Nomination Form.

Like Us on Facebook!
Chapter luncheons will return this fall. You don’t want to miss updates and registration reminders before then! Connecting to CCTSCPA on Facebook will ensure you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
Find the Chapter on Facebook.